Comics Fest is coming!

What is Comics Fest?

Comics Fest is a two day celebration of everything comics at the Southwest Regional Library. Saturday’s events are geared toward kids and teens and Sunday’s events are geared more toward adults.

Who’s going to be there on Saturday?

Mark Crilley; author of Mastering Manga, Akiko, and the Miki Falls series; is coming to Durham all the way from Michigan to perform live drawing demonstrations and  give advice to aspiring comic book creators (you!) about coming up with story ideas, giving characters distinctive voices, building conflict and jumping into the all important rewrite.

Willow Dawson; author of Lila & Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club, and No Girls Allowed; joins us from Toronto, Canada. Willow will teach you how to create your own characters from real life people, which you will then use to generate story ideas.

Casey Nees comes to us all the way from Durham County Library’s own North Regional Library. He’s making the harrowing journey all the way across Durham to teach you how to draw cartoons.

What else will be going on?

We’ll have our superhero photo station up and running. Feel free to dress-up, but costumes will be provided.  Many of the local kids authors whose comics you’ve read on the Blob will be there giving away and signing their mini-comics. We’ll also have comics themed games and crafts, raffles, and we’ll literally being giving away hundreds of free comics.

(Boxes of comics sitting in my office waiting to go to a good home. This is only a fraction of the comics we’ll be giving away.)

(Lunch Lady author, Jarrett Krosoczka poses for the Superhero photo station when he visited last year’s comics fest, which he wrote about on his blog. )

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